Constitute Con"sti*tute (k[o^]n"st[ict]*t[=u]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Constituted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Constituting}.] [L. constitutus, p. p. of constiture to constitute; con- + statuere to place, set, fr. status station, fr. stare to stand. See {Stand}.] 1. To cause to stand; to establish; to enact. [1913 Webster]

Laws appointed and constituted by lawful authority. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

2. To make up; to compose; to form. [1913 Webster]

Truth and reason constitute that intellectual gold that defies destruction. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

3. To appoint, depute, or elect to an office; to make and empower. [1913 Webster]

Me didst Thou constitute a priest of thine. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

{Constituted authorities}, the officers of government, collectively, as of a nation, city, town, etc. --Bartlett. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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